Creativity is an act of defiance. - Twyla Tharp

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Purple Pair, 20x24, selected for the University of Michigan Rackham Hall exhibit "Reaching for the Light" Giclee now available , contact numbers below.

                      Highlights of Joel Ellis Art exhibitions and awards

·      Featured artist for Gallery 194 of Lapeer Creative Arts Center exhibiting 60 works, 2018

·       Featured artist of Michigan dunes at Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) through sponsorship of ArtShare Michigan.

·       Award winner at Michigan Institute of Contemporary Art (MICA) exhibit presented by Mid-Michigan Art Guild 2017

·       Selected painting by River Gallery for Reaching for the Light exhibit, Rackham Hall, University of Michigan

·       Selected Art in the Sky Billboard Project, Arts Council of Greater Lansing (ACGL) and Adams Outdoor Advertising

·       Selected purchase PNC Tower, Pittsburgh, PA and PNC Dearborn, MI represented through Goodall Gallery of Lexington, KY

·       Featured artist Cycling Salamander Art Gallery, Charlevoix, MI

·       Featured artist, Arts Council of Greater Lansing

·       Art Prize 2012 selection at San Chez Bistro, Grand Rapids, MI

·       Awarded Best of Show, Mid-Michigan Art Guild

·       Selected Michigan Fine Arts competition, Bloomfield/Birmingham Art Center

·      Award winner 50th Greater Michigan Artists Exhibition, Dow Center, Midland

·       Selected Michigan Governor’s Residence Artists Program

·       Awarded Best in Show, 40th MEA Art Educators acquisitions

·       Award winner Arts for the Spirit National Arts Program exhibit, Oakwood Healthcare, Dearborn, Michigan

·       Jury accepted Clark Hill Law Firm, Lansing, judge Roy Saper of Saper Gallery

·       Collection in LJPR Financial Services, Troy, MI

·       Agent sales through Shiawassee Arts Center, Chelsea River Gallery, Goodall Gallery, Cycling Salamander Art Gallery

All works by Joel F. Ellis may be purchased through the artist unless currently exhibited at a gallery. Please contact Joel for more information.


Three Poppies, 20x24,  Giclee now available .